There are a lot of decisions to be made for your wedding day. Hopefully the decisions are the kind that you need to do only once in your life. As they say, wedding is for a day, marriage is for lifetime. But because the situation is so unique, you naturally dont have experience with such things, and that makes it difficult.
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of those things you need go over very carefully. Think about it, when the cake is gone, dresses are packed away and guests gone home, you’re left with a ring and memories. And photographs. It all comes down to who you hire as the actual day photographer. These are the moments that are never repeated and once they are gone, they are really gone. Nobody can turn back time or ask during the ceremony if you could do this or that again. The perfect wedding photographer is there for those moments, so that you can relax and stop worrying. This translates into beautiful photographs where you’re smiling not only with your mouth but with your eyes too 🙂
So how to choose the best photographer for your wedding?
Obviously you need a photographer that is capable of making the kind of images you like. You should go over the photographers website and portfolio and see if they can produce consistently beautiful images. It is not enough to have a few good shots, but there should be a kind of storyline, showing how the photographer captures the day from the early morning till the late evening. Ideally you should get a feeling how the wedding day was when viewing the images. Anyone can get lucky and catch a nice image every now and then, but only a professional with experience can do it every single time for all
But good images are not enough. The best advice i can give you is to go with your gut. If you are not comfortable with the photographer, the way they communicate with you face to face, email or on the phone, chances are that you wont be comfortable with the photoshoot either. And if you are not comfortable, it can be seen in the photos. Wedding photography is very personal thing to do, and the results are always so much better if the couple trusts the photographer 100%. The whole experience should be natural, fun and very relaxed, that is the recipe for beautiful wedding photographs and that should be your guide on choosing the best photographer.
If you are planning your wedding, contact me as soon as possible about actual day photography.